A team of budding young street dancers from Louth achieved success in a major dance competition last week - just one year after forming.
Studio 2000 School of Dance, which is based on Cannon Street, Louth, took a team of 15 young dancers along to the Bushfield Leisure Centre in Peterborough on Sunday November 23 to participate in the British Dance Organisation’s East Anglian Street Dance Championships 2014.
Studio 2000 has always taught dance styles such as ballet, modern theatre and tap but the new street dancing group, which only formed one year ago and is taught by Ellie Hales, decided that they would give it their best shot in front of the 600-strong crowd in Peterborough.
Nicky Goldby, who runs the dance studio, said: “We really just went along with no expectations.
“We just wanted to treat it as a learning curve and a fun day out.
“The competition was awesome and some of the street dance schools were enormous, all with matching tracksuits and loads of team members and supporters.”
Nicky added: “Our under-15s newcomer team, which consists of mostly 10 to 12-year-olds, took to the floor, and neither Ellie or I had ever seen them dance so well.
“They could’ve been intimidated by the talent displayed by the other teams, but they were fierce.”
The street dancing team - which included Holly Coles, Charlotte Bushell, Chloe Stamford, Conor Goldby, Dylan Hatrick, Abi Lambert, Jenna Wright, Lily-Mae Hale, Kayla Phillips, Molly Jones, Daisy Jones, Imogen Cahalin, Megan Gower, Amelia Goddard and Chloe Chambers - danced their hearts out and were rewarded with the fourth place prize for their efforts.
Nicky said: “Ellie and I are so proud of their commitment and strength of character.
“Everybody is now pumped and already planning our next one. I think we’ve got the bug.”
Visit www.studio2000-dance.co.uk to find out more information about the Studio 2000 School of Dance.